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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR with JEFF RIALES

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Jed Curran


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is barreling down the line for a Wednesday, Jan 3rd arrival

at Clifton Springs

Your humble hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are excited and pleased

to open 2018 with some delicious Tracker favorites as Feature;



~ JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR with JEFF RIALES ~



Jed Curran, http://jedcurran.com/

Jed returns as a TUNES BY THE TRACKS charmer abetted by some special friends for the show,

and I'll just let their websites tell you about these superlative artists.


Loren Barrigar, http://www.lorenandmark.com/

Loren is literally as good as it gets. Suffice to say, us Trackers love it whenever he gets

the notion, and shows up with his trusty Maton guitar.


Jeff Riales, http://www.jeffriales.com/

Jeff will be joining Jed and Loren for the second

half of the show, with his distinctive style, and his great original songs.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

Those stalwart troupers will be on hand, to greet the new year, with their

customary dazzling disparate displays...a must see, for music lovers.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR with JEFF RIALES
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wednesday, Jan 3
  • 7pm - 9pm...(doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ...$5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments






TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


 Lynn Pilaroscia       Cathy McGrath        Pat Carey       Mary Lester       Allen Hopkins         Jim Clare      Perry Cleaveland   



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is underway and headed for our annual Christmas Concert, at Wellspring Church.

Your holly jolly hosts, Jim Clare, and Allen Hopkins merrily present a seasonal tradition. It's time for our Celtic Christmas Show, Featuring:



~ CUISLE MO CHROI ~



Cathy McGrath, Mary Lester, and Pat Carey, are the women of CUISLE MO CHROI. https://www.facebook.com/CuisleMoChroi3/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/CuisleMoChroi3/

The trio of abundantly talented multi-instrumentalists accompany themselves on their lovely songs with exquisite harmony, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle, flute, and Irish harp. The program offers a wonderfully varied array of traditional songs of the season, from America, Ireland, France, the Maritimes and beyond.

 

The evening will also feature the musical magic of Perry Cleaveland on fiddle and mandolin, Lynn Pilaroscia on fiddle, plus Allen Hopkins, on harp and concertina, and Jim Clare on guitar.

 

The second half of the show, includes a 15 minute set from the Wellspring chorale, and then CUISLE MO CHRO will return to cap the evening, and send us all happily home.


The MYSTERY PICKERS will not have a formal segment on this night, but be assured that there will be plenty of Christmas sing-along songs to keep us all singing lustily.

 

Through the years, TUNES BY THE TRACKS Christmas show has become a small, but much loved tradition, and we hope all you Trackers will join us on Dec 20th in Clifton Springs, for the 2017 Christmas concert..

 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI
  • Wellspring Church, http://www.wellspringchurch.us/
  • 22 Teft Ave, Clifton Spirngs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Dec 20th
  • 7pm - 9pm - (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free - $10.00 (donation suggested) for Feature and refreshments



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM & ALLEN

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

                                           Jim Clare        Allen Hopkins       



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is not really highballing...more like meandering... toward Clifton Springs, for a November 15th arrival. 
Cathy McGrath has to handle hosting all by her lonesome, because her two accomplices will take their annual turn as Feature:



~ JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS ~



You Trackers know me an Allen pretty well by now, but there's nothing we can do about that...we're hoping that a passel of you will show up anyway.

You can find a little extry stuff about us on our respective webpages:

Jim Clare, http://www.jimclare.org/   
    If you're coming to the show, and you have a request for an original Jim Clare song, please let me know by email, or message, and I'll try to play it for you.

    Allen has a potpourri of musical tricks up his sleeve...I'll be just as surprised as you...and his library of great folk songs is only exceeded by the library of Congress.

We're gonna have a fun evening, and with the support of a bunch of you Trackers, we'll make it a night to remember.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


This part of the evening commences after the break, and is creating its own buzz.
Fine musicians and singers, with a delightfully diverse range of material, and it's just great!

For anyone teetering on the edge...this is yer night to jump in, and debut as a Mystery Picker...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and yer in.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Nov 15  
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

                                                                      

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring MARK LEMAIRE

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                  Mark Lemaire


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is just over yonder hill, and she'll be at the library on Wednesday, Nov 1st.

Your homestyle hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are pleased and excited to present the ethereally lovely guitar of feature:




~ MARK LEMAIRE ~
Mark will be making his inaugural appearance at TUNES BY THE TRACKS, so we'll all meet Mark together, but he unquestionably packs the gear musically, and I bet we'll all be old friends after his show.
Mark is back east, from California, to perform at the prestigioius Invitational Luthiers Showcase, in Woodstock, NY and he'll be sharing his guitar wizardry with us before he heads back to California.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

Don't fret...the MP's are gonna dazzle during the second half of the evening...if yer game, we'll find a spot for yez.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring MARK LEMAIRE 
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Nov 1
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring FRED VINE

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


                                                                             Alex Vine                                 Fred Vine

             




TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be at the Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, October 18th.
Your harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to welcome back a good friend and a Tracker favorite as our Feature:




~ FRED VINE ~ 




Fred Vine, http://www.fredvine.com/ is a singer and fingerstyle guitarist. He's also a master of "Piedmont" style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar. His versatile guitar repertoire is rich with traditional blues, compelling instrumentals and captivating songs.

Fred tells us that he'll be bringing son Alex as a guest and co-conspirator, and we recall from last year's show, they're great.
Fred and Alex include acoustic blues, jazz, original compositions, American Songbook and contemporary songs.
Fred's influences are rooted in bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Jelly Roll Morton and certainly Chet Atkins.

Fred has several recordings to his credit. "Mister Freddy Blues" (a compendium of roots blues), "Crystal River Blues" (a mixed bag of jazz, blues and contemporary), "Cruising on the Belle" and "Genesee Delta Stomp", which showcases Fred's original music. As a seasoned performer, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, John Hammond, Guy Davis, Dave Van Ronk and many others.




wait, there's more:       ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


These folks have become a very special part of our shows.
It's not easy to get up and perform, but they ain't skeered, and they just keep on wowing us, with great stuff.
YOU can be a Mystery Picker...just axe Allen or Jim (me) and we'll sign you up, right on the spot.



  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring FRED VINE
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Oct 18
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PHIL SHAPIRO and CARRIE SHORE

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

      Phil Shapiro   Carrie Shore



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is right on schedule, for an October 4th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your humdinger hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins, are manfully soldiering on, during Cathy's convalesence...(not to worry Trackers, Cathy is doing great, and she'll be back soon)
We're delighted to welcome back old folkie friends as Feature:




~ PHIL SHAPIRO and CARRIE SHORE ~




PHIL SHAPIRO, http://shapiroandshore.com/

has been entertaining folk audiences throughout New York

State and beyond, for nearly half a Century, but he's best known as

the host of WVBR's Bound for Glory radio show, North America's

longest-running live folk concert broadcast, Sunday nights, Ithaca,

N.Y., since 1967, and webcast at wvbr.com .

CARRIE SHORE has played more kinds of music in less time than practically

anyone. Besides being an incredibly flexible and very exciting fiddler, Carrie is a

fine singer, who decorates Phil's lead vocals, with tasty harmony.



stand by for: ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


The second half of the evening belongs to our Trackers, who have quietly become a very entertaining and much anticipated segment of TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
If yer feeling the hankering...just buttonhole Allen or Jim (me), and just like that...yer on the roster.



  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PHIL SHAPIRO and CARRIE SHORE
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Oct 4
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)


 


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring REBECCA COLLEEN

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

                               Rebecca Colleen 



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is full toot for a Wed, Sep 20th arrival at the Clifton Springs library.
Your harlequin hosts Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins are bereft in Cathy's absence, but somehow we're muddling through.
We're absolutely delighted to welcome back our lovely and extravagantly talented Feature:



~ REBECCA COLLEEN ~ 


is a college student, majoring in Economics at Hobart and William Smith College, who is admirably adroit at balancing her music career, with her academic exigencies.

A home grown beauty, we've enjoyed watching Becky evolve from a gifted girl singing in her dad's band, into an accomplished solo artist. Rebecca dazzled us Trackers with her inaugural show, and we're really looking forward to this season's edition.

Here is what one complimentary fan had to say about Rebecca Colleen:

"... a stunning mix of knowing how to make a song her own; an uncommon patience for letting the lyrics unfold; an extraordinary ease that translates as old-soulfulness; and above all, perhaps, the sheer joy of sharing the songs she loves." ~Mary Burdette, Associate Director, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 


Once more into the fray, they fling themselves with abandon.
The always exciting gang of talented Trackers will attempt to continue topping themselves. 
We always welcome newbies, so if yer hankering to give it a whirl, just axe Allen or Jim (me), and there ye'll be.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring REBECCA COLLEEN
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wednesday, Sep 20th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 


 








TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVID IANNI

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)


                   David Ianni


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on the mainline for Clifton Springs. She'll be at the library on Wednesday, Sep 6th, with a good friend on board.

Your harried hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins are working without a net, since Cathy is on sabbatical for the month of September.
Not to worry...Allen and I are a deucedly dedicated duo, and we're doubly determined to deliver a doozy of a show, to welcome back our Feature:



~ DAVID IANNI ~ 



David, https://www.facebook.com/DavidIanniMusic/" target="_blank">http//www.facebook.com/DavidIanniMusic/ 
Rochester, NY, is home base for this finger-style guitarist and vocalist, known for his masterful and heartfelt interpretations of folk music favorites.
Of course, us Trackers know David from his concerts with Golden Link Folk Singing Society and Tunes by the Tracks, and his appearances on WRUR's Open Tunings with Scott Reagan.

Last year he collaborated with vocalist Linda Foster on the original concert "Stardust and Butterflies: Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins & Joan Baez" which played to sold-out crowds at JCC Centerstage and at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will strut their stuff, during the second half of the evening.
If yer ready to unleash yer muse, just buttonhole Allen or Jim (me), and we'll instantly add yer name to the coveted roster of Mystery Pickers.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVID IANNI
  • Clifton Springs library, 4 Railroad Ave
  • Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Sep 6
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donaton suggested for Feature and refreshments)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring EVA & THE DOGBOYS

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

                        John Denniston                  Elaine Verstraete                 T-Bone Farley



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is under full steam for a Wednesday, Aug 16th arrival at the Clifton Springs library.
Your happily homogenous hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are excited and pleased to Feature:



~ EVA & THE DOGBOYS ~



EVA & THE DOGBOYS, https://www.facebook.com/Eva-and-the-Dog-Boys-131671960246185/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/Eva-and-the-Dog-Boys-131671960246185/

John Denniston - Mandolin and Tenor/Lead Vocals is one of the Northeast’s top mandolin players. As a lifelong resident of Palmyra. He and his patient wife, Maureen have three children, who secretly love John's music, too.
Steeped in the classic Bill Monroe mandolin-playing tradition, John is a genial gentleman, and a serious musical performer, who adds his tenor vocals to the Dogboys harmony. 


Tom (TBone) Farley – Guitar virtuoso and sometimes old time banjo picker with a thoughtful appreciation for all kinds of acoustic music.
Bone is usually pivotal in the instrumental arranging of the new songs.
As the guitarist and frequent lead baritone vocalist, who happens to own our single microphone we’re extra special nice to him. His playing experience includes Lisa Bigwood and The Washday Band, Cuttin’ the Grass, The New Aliens, and many revisits of The Dugway Dirt Band.
TBone is married to the lovely Suzanne and they have a beautiful daughter, daughter in-law, and grandsons Alex, and Lance.


Elaine (Eva) Verstraete - Bassist and lead/tenor vocalist is everybody's compleat artist.
Elaine is a lovely woman, who is a widely respected illustrator and university faculty member, with an extensive musical background. She has a restless musical soul and the sultry pipes to bring a song vividly to life, in almost any musical genre.
 


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


Fresh from their triumphant turn as Feature Artists, the pesky Pickers will be even more ebullient, I predict.
This is the perfect time, for you newbies to suit up...turn up...tune up...and play yer best song for us Trackers.
Just buttonhole Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me) and you too, can be a Mystery Picker. 


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring EVA & THE DOGBOYS
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Aug 16
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring THE MYSTERY PICKERS

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                                                               Mystery Pickers
 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is loaded to the gunwales with musicians, and she'll be pulling into the library on Wednesday, Aug 2nd.
Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to present a first-ever show, Featuring:


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


We greatly appreciate The Mystery Pickers.
They deserve a lot of credit, for their ongoing contributions to the continuing success of Tunes By the Tracks, so we hope you Trackers will help show your appreciation, by supporting this show, to celebrate the talents of THE MYSTERY PICKERS.
It was a daunting task, to wade through the talent pool, and limit our Features, but time contstraints prevailed, and here are the six acts that will Feature ~

  • VAL FOWLER and GREG FRANKLIN
  • LAURI PARKHURST
  • PATRICK and KATHIE SCHWAR
  • RALPH & DAWN
  • DAVID NIXON
  • BILL THOMAS

We will devolve into a jam session hootenanny during the second half of the evening, and of course, we invite and expect all you Trackers to participate lustily.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring THE MYSTERY PICKERS
  • Clifton Springs library,
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Aug 2
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)



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